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Jacksonville Family Law Attorney

Families who are experiencing divorce, paternity, child custody, child support, or marital property disputes require both emotional support and legal protection. Family law issues are some of the most complex and emotional legal issues because a family's structure is being shaken, and in many cases, removed. If children are involved, the case can be even more difficult. The protection of the children's best interests becomes paramount to the case when the issues of child custody, child support, and visitation rights need to be addressed. At the Albaugh Law Firm, we apply legal knowledge and common sense to reach efficient and favorable outcomes for our clients in all of the following complex situations:

Alimony
Alimony, often referred to as maintenance or spousal support, is provided by one of the parties to the other in a divorce case. Alimony is awarded to either ex-spouse who has a specific financial need if the other spouse demonstrates the ability to pay. Not every divorce case requires alimony.

Child Custody
As you navigate a complex child custody issue, you can obtain the legal guidance of our firm to ensure that your child's best interest is placed as the primary determining factor. In Florida, a parenting plan can be developed to establish the specific roles of each parent when it comes to making decisions regarding the child.

Child Support
Child support is often paid from the noncustodial parent to the custodial parent. The purpose of child support orders is to ensure that the child is completely financially supported, even after the divorce. The state of Florida has established specific child support guidelines that take into account both parents' incomes and the costs associated with raising and caring for the child.

Divorce
Divorce is the legal process that completely terminates a marriage. The parties' marriage will be legally dissolved and various issues will need to be resolved. Some of the issues that need to be addressed are child custody, alimony, and property division. In Florida, a divorce can either be uncontested or contested.

Enforcements
After the divorce has been completed, you may still require legal assistance. Enforcement or contempt actions occur after a final order has been issued in a divorce or other family law case. If you need assistance enforcing a child support, alimony, or visitation order, our firm can help you.

Modifications
Even after the final judgment of dissolution is issued, you may need to modify the court order. If a substantial change has occurred in your life or in the life of your ex-spouse, we can help you modify the terms of a child support or alimony order, time-sharing schedule, or a parenting plan.

Paternity
In some family law cases, paternity may need to be proven. Paternity is the legal process that establishes who is the father of a child. Once paternity is established, issues of child custody, time sharing, and child support can be resolved. Whether you are the mother or father in a family law case, we can help you!

Relocation
For many individuals, life changes at a rapid speed. Relocation is an issue that may arise and be requested by the custodial parent. No matter which side you are on in this issue, we can help protect your rights and the best interests of your child. If you or your ex-spouse wants to move out of the area with the child, speak with our firm before taking any action.

Time Sharing / Visitation
Time-sharing schedules are established for the noncustodial parent who wishes to visit his or her child. The time-sharing schedule sets forth when each parent will spend time with their child and how holidays, birthdays, and other occasions will be spent. Each time-sharing schedule will be different based on the specifics of the family's circumstances.

Legal Counsel from Our Experienced Family Lawyers

At the Albaugh Law Firm, we have more than 70 years of combined experience handling a broad range of family law and other legal matters. When we approach each family law case, we strive to get to know each client so that we can translate their ultimate goals into a legally sound and aggressive strategy. No matter what family law issue you are faced with, your situation is important to us.

We take the time to listen to our clients and to determine the best course of action. Contact our Jacksonville lawyers today for a free case evaluation so that we can learn more about your specific case. Our attorneys serve clients in a variety of complex issues that demand tough representation.